Search Results for Tag: Gulf States
Burqa, hijab or niqab? What is she wearing?
The Quran calls for women to dress modestly, though interpretations as to what that means vary. Here an overview of the most common types of clothing worn by Muslim women.
Date08.02.2018 | 14:37
Tagsabaya, burqa, chador, Gulf States, Hijab, Iran, muslim, niqab, Quran, Salafi, saudi arabia, women's rights
Keralan families pay a high price for remittances
Almost a tenth of Kerala’s population lives in the Gulf States and in Europe. While highly skilled graduates leave to seek lucrative jobs elsewhere, many poor families depend on remittances from abroad – at a high price.
One morning, Aisha P.N. decided to go on hunger strike. Her employer rushed into the dark hut made of rough plywood and cardboard, hidden from sight under his mahogany staircase. He stood over her worn mattress, threatening to beat her with a stick if she didn’t get up. His wives and children looked on, impassively. “But I just didn’t care,” Aisha says, absent-mindedly tugging at her loose red scarf.
Date05.04.2012 | 10:42
TagsAisha P.N., Europe, Gulf States, Human rights, Kerala, laborer